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  1. Trampled in the rush for riches

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... of children like him. They come from third world nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, where many communities are ravaged by Aids, poverty and ethnic strife. The children are linked by a common ... the working-class can have a fairer share of the world's wealth', or do their eyes gleam from the thought of yet more stock options, bonuses and profits? Open markets do lift many out of poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550090/trampled-rush-riches
  2. Parenting plan to combat poverty

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... skills- which will hopefully encourage their children to work harder and escape poverty- under a proposal by a government advisory group. The Commission on Poverty also wants to set up a savings ... poverty are urgently needed as the number of welfare recipients aged below 18 rises- from 20,900 in 1993 to 155,700 in 2004. Figures from the Census and Statistics Department show that 370,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556912/parenting-plan-combat-poverty
  3. Plan to lift the poorest villages out of poverty

    Posted Oct 18th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing 80pc of poor live in the areas targeted in five-year programme, says official China has formulated an ambitious plan to lift 148,000 villages out of poverty over the next five years. Speaking at a poverty reduction seminar yesterday, Liu Jian, director of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, said the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/568093/plan-lift-poorest-villages-out-poverty
  4. Members upset over poverty commission

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Grass-roots representatives say they are finding it hard to use the Commission on Poverty as a platform to help the poor. Ho Hei-wah, director of the Society for Community ... alarming figures and there wouldn't have been a need for the establishment of the poverty commission.' Both Mr Fung and Mr Ho complained about the lack of discussion and attempts to form ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556909/members-upset-over-poverty-commission
  5. A glimpse of poverty

    Posted Nov 10th 2006, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... countries. The event, which also included a photo exhibition, highlighted the issue of poverty, which is still a major problem in many Asian countries, including China, the Philippines, Bangladesh, ... a chance to learn more about burning issues, such as world trade, poverty and politics. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/571047
  6. Breaking the vicious cycle of poverty

    Posted Aug 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... POVERTY DEPRIVES ITS victims of opportunities and is passed on from generation to generation. Children from impoverished families lack education, and the few who attend school will drop out early so that they can work and support their families. Queen Sirikit's vision is to solve this problem at the core. Decades ago at an opening ceremony of a Unicef event held at Sala ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559963/breaking-vicious-cycle-poverty
  7. Savings bid for children 'offers hope on poverty'

    Posted Nov 15th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... be more effective in helping vulnerable families escape poverty, says a British government adviser on poverty relief. 'Our policy has always been looking into how to narrow the income gap ... into wealth.' Her comments came after Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen said last week that the government was considering a child development savings scheme to help young people escape poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/571645
  8. Leading the way out of poverty

    Posted Dec 27th 2006, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... for peace rather than for economics. After all, his pioneering work is in grass-roots economics and finance- providing funds to pull the poor out of poverty. Leave aside that the awards are made ... Namely, while a few hundred million people live surrounded by immense riches, more than 3 billion live in poverty and 2 billion in the deepest, hand-to-mouth penury. What Dr Yunus has done ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576651/leading-way-out-poverty
  9. Officials told to save women from poverty

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Women are falling into poverty in increasing numbers despite the improving economy, and more needs to be done to help them, pressure groups have told lawmakers and officials. ... representatives of a dozen groups came at a meeting of a Legislative Council sub-committee studying ways to combat poverty. Wu Mei-lin, co-ordinator of Hong Kong Women Workers' Association, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546643/officials-told-save-women-poverty
  10. Deepening the poverty trap

    Posted Oct 18th 2006, 12:00am by Christopher Lingle

    ... businesses. However, microfinancing is not a magic bullet. Those wishing to help the poor must understand clearly the underlying causes of poverty before prescribing the best responses. As a tool ... distracts from needed economic reforms it may be a classic example of good intentions bringing about bad results. The single most compelling explanation for extensive and persistent poverty is bad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/568075

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